Category: Theses

2015 Thesis: “Construction of Philippine Muslim Identity: An Exploratory Ethnography of Values” by Robin C. Asbury

Understanding the psyche and motivations of Muslims has been an increasingly popular topic discussion. Popular media that tries to dissect the issue has a tendency to essentialize Islam and Muslims, which is a disservice to one of the world’s most diverse religions. This thesis…

2015 Thesis: “The Practices of Pagsanda among the Muslims in Zamboanga City: An Exploratory Study Towards the Establishment of a Shariah Compliant Padjak (Ar-Rahnu)” by Alan L. Timbayan

Padjak or Pawnshops are economic institution that existed among the Moros a long time ago. It was introduced by the Chinese settlers in the Southern part of the Philippines. Pawnshops specialize in the business of making cash advances for person who pledges goods in…

2015 Thesis: “Pagtuhan: The Taosug Gnosis as a Living Tradition” by Darwin J. Absari

Pagtuhan is define as ‘pangila ha Tuhan’ (recognition of God) which requires knowledge and witnessing of the object of knowledge. It is practiced, transmitted, and kept intact by Taosug Mystics known as the Mukali (literally diggers). This paper is an exposition of the philosophy,…

2015 Thesis: “Cyberspace Da’wah: A Study on Muslim Filipinos Online” by Luqman L. Bin Usman Imam

This study was conducted among Muslim Filipinos Online who themselves conduct and participate in Cyberspace Da’wah. The following objectives of this study are (1) To know what is Cyberspace Da’wah; (2) To discern how Muslim Filipinos conduct Cyberspace Da’wah; (3) To know the goals…

2016 Thesis: “Zakat Institution: A Study on its Contribution to the Community Development in Talipao, Sulu” by Alpha Jairi Untih

This study is entitled “Zakat Institution: A Study on its Contribution to the Community Development in Talipao, Sulu”. It aimed to provide answers of the following inquiries: How is the Zakat institution in Taliapao organized? What are the contributions of zakat institution to the…